The defence minister Manohar Parrikar has asked shipyards, both public and private, to compress delivery schedules of warships and other platforms for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. Addressing the Naval Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi, Parrikar said in the last one year the modernisation plan of the navy has gained significant momentum with induction of several new platforms.
The minister expressed satisfaction with the impetus given on indigenous development of naval capabilities. He said each commissioning of a ship or launch of a submarine built in India is a proud moment for everyone and the nation as a whole. Parrikar said all 48 ships and submarines presently on order for the navy are being constructed in Indian shipyards, which is in keeping with the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ vision... read more